MRL changes

On 29 October the EU published Regulation 2019/1791 announcing changes to the MRLs. Regulation 2019/1791 describes MRL adjustments of 1-decanol, 2,4-D, ABE-IT 56, cyprodinil, dimethenamid, fatty alcohols, florpyrauxifen-benzyl, fludioxonil, fluopyram, mepiquat, pendimethalin, picolinafen, pyraflufen-ethyl, pyridaben, S -abscisinic acid and trifloxystrobin in or on certain products. These changes are valid from November 18, 2019. The changes for Pyridaben are already in force since the 13th of August, 2019.

Groen Agro control visits the Fruit Attraction in Madrid

Groen Agro Control will visit the Fruit Attraction fair on 22 October in Madrid. Product manager Michel Witmer will be there to inform visitors about residue- and microbiological analyses in fruit and vegetables. You can make an appointment with him in advance via m.witmer@agrocontrol.nl or by calling 015 – 257 25 11.

Lower reporting limit for phosphonic acid

Recently we have optimized our method for phosphorous acid. This makes it possible to determine this component in even lower concentrations. Residue of phosphonic acid can arise from the use of the fungicide Fosetyl-aluminum or the use of fertilizers based on potassium phosphonate.

The new reporting limit for phosphonic acid in fruit and vegetable products is: 0.05 mg / kg

Residue analysis by Groen Agro Control Peru

Since January 2019, Groen Agro Control Peru has been conducting residue analyses for growers and exporters in Peru. With the opening of our branch in Lima, we have the opportunity to also do our extensive GC-MSMS & LC-MSMS residue screening (> 700 components) in Peru. Growers and exporters can use this to check whether their products meet European MRLs or additional retail requirements prior to shipment.
Do you want to know more about our services in Peru? Ask us about the possibilities or contact: Natxo de Elvira (n.deelvira@agrocontrol.nl)

MRL reduction to 0,01 mg/kg for Fenbutatin oxide in citrusfruits

The MRL-changes that are described in regulation (EU) 2019/90, are valid since last week. The reduction of the MRL for Fenbutatin oxide in citrus fruits has a high impact. The previous MRL was 5.0 mg/kg and has been decreased to 0,01 mg/kg. Because of this reduction the chance of exceedances of the MRL for Fenbutatin oxide in these products is significant. Growers and traders of citrus fruits should be extra aware of this chance if their fruit has the EU as destination. Fenbutatin-oxide is an insecticide and is analysed by Groen Agro Control in the pesticide residue screening GC-MSMS & LC-MSMS.

Quick and reliable analysis for glyphosate residue

Groen Agro Control specializes in the analysis of pesticide residues. In addition to our extensive Multi residue method, we also analyse for glyphosate. This analysis can be performed in water, soil or crops. Glyphosate is a herbicide and is allowed to be used during cultivation of many different crops, which means that high concentrations can also occur in surface water.

If you are interested in our services, please contact our product managers.

Quick and reliable analysis for residues of pesticides

The residulab of Groen Agro Control lab specializes in the analysis of pesticide residues. In particular, we can offer fast and reliable analyses for fresh produce and cereals. Our accredited multi-residue screening is able to determine more than 700 active substances at the same time. In addition to this screening, we also perform specific analyses such as Fosetyl-Al, Ethephon, Perchlorate or Dithiocarbamates.

If you are interested in our services, please contact our product managers.

Updates to the multi-residue screening for fresh produce, cereals and water

The specialists of our pesticide residue laboratory have completed a number of important developments. For the matrices Fresh Produce, Cereals and water various improvements have been made to the analysis methods. New analysis lists for fresh produce, cereals and water are valid from the 23rd of April.

Fresh Produce:

– A specific analysis for Prohexadione calcium has been developed.

– The reporting limit for chlormequat and mepiquat has been changed from 0.01 to 0.005 mg/kg.

– The accreditation and the reporting limits of the specific heavy metals have been added.

Cereals:

– The Analysis list of the GC-MSMS and LC-MSMS screening for cereals has been expanded.

– The reporting limit for chlormequat and mepiquat have been changed from 0.01 to 0.005 mg/kg.

– The accreditation and the reporting limit of the specific heavy metals have been added.

Water:

– The Analysis list of the GC-MSMS and LC-MSMS for water screening has been expanded with 57 components.

– The accreditation and the reporting limits of heavy metals have been added.

– A specific analysis for Prohexadione calcium has been developed.

– A specific analysis for 6-benzyladenine has been developed.

Additional components for the standard screening in water

1-NaphthaleneacetamideBromoxynilDicambaFenisofamMCPASulfentrazon
2,4,5-TButuronDichloorpropFluazifopMCPBTEPP
2,4-DChloorfluazuronDichlorofenFluazinamMecopropTerbuthylazine
4-ChloorfenoxyazijnzuurChromafenozideDiclofopFlumethrinOrizalinTolfenpyrad
AlachloorClimbazoolDimethenamid-pFlupyradifuronePenflufenTriazoxide
AzimsulfuronClodinafopDimethirimolFluxapyroxadPinoxadenTriclopyr
BenoxacorCyantraniliproleDipropetrynFoximProsulfocarbValifenalaat
Bensulfuron-methylCyclanilideDithianonIndaziflamPyrimidifen
BentazonCyenopyrafenEtoxazoolIoxynilQuinoclamine
BixafenCyhexatin / AzocyclotinFenbutatinoxideIsouronSedaxane

 

Fast and reliable analysis for ToBRFV

Just recently we have developed a quick and reliable analysis for the determination of tomato brown rugose fruit virus (ToBRFV). A specific real-time PCR assay has been developed which can be applied to various types of samples such as crop, water and swab samples from surfaces or materials. For more information you can contact Ines van Marrewijk:  i.vanmarrewijk@agrocontrol.nl

Expansion of our BNN-certificate for cereals and vegetable oils

We have received an extension of our BNN certificate for cereals and vegetable oils. Our laboratory currently meets the requirements that BNN sets for the analysis of pesticide residues for organic products in the following groups:

  • AGF
  • processed fruit and vegetables,
  • Cereals, grains, rice, oil seeds and vegetable oils.
  • Tea and spices

Bundesverband Naturkost Naturwaren (BNN) is an organization that guarantees the interests of the organic sector. The quality of the laboratories with a BNN approval is guaranteed by the strict requirements applicable for the methods of analysis. With the renewed and broader scope of our BNN recognition, we hope to serve the organic sector even better.

Our new BNN-certificate can be found here